As an artist with a focus on nature and wildlife I feel strongly about my responsibility to raise awareness regarding our environment, loss of habitat, and endangered species through my art and creativity.
Currently I’m focusing on raising awareness regarding climate change and the dramatic effect it has on the Polar Bear and its diminishing natural habitat. I’ve developed a series of paintings depicting a homeless Polar Bear and his devoted companion Bishop the dog adjusting to living amongst us. His character shows the hardships that he faces as an extreme example of loss of habitat. With three paintings completed and three more planned, and the possibility of illustrating a book utilizing the characters, I believe that their story can open the eyes of many age groups teaching them about the extreme results of a very real climate change problem.